Macadamia nuts are often-overlooked nuts. You see them in cookies and well, that’s about it. However, they are actually quite versatile! You can make dips, sauces, sweets, and so much more out of these humble nuts. Don’t believe us? Check out these macadamia nut recipes! They will blow you away!

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1. Creamy Basil Pesto with Macadamia Nuts

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This Creamy Basil Pesto with Macadamia Nuts by ThePlantbasedSchool comes together wonderfully when using macadamia nuts rather than pine nuts. This pesto works in so many ways on many dishes such as pasta and sandwiches!

2. Vanilla Macadamia Chocolate Chunk Donuts

Vanilla Macadamia Chocolate Chunk Donuts

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These vegan Vanilla Macadamia Chocolate Chunk Donuts by Tiffany Kinson will satisfy your sweet cravings! They’re not only delicious, but they are easy to make!

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3. Brussels Sprouts Salad with Macadamias and Appl

Brussels Sprouts Salad with Macadamias and Appl

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This Brussels Sprouts Salad with Macadamias and Apple by Julia Winnicki is light, bright, and full of flavor! There’s even an extra crunch from the apples and macadamias!

4. Salted Caramel, Pretzel and Macadamia-Almond Bars

Salted Caramel Pretzel and Macadamia-Almond Bars

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These Salted Caramel, Pretzel and Macadamia-Almond Bars by True Foods Blog are 100% raw and vegan, they only contain natural sugars and without the pretzels, on top, the recipe is also gluten-free. The bars will give you lots of power and strength for your day with enough fiber, calcium, and iron in it.

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5. Hummus with Macadamia Dukkah

Hummus with Macadamia Dukkah

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Hummus is mostly known as an appetizer or dip of the middle eastern world. This Hummus with Macadamia Dukkah by Judy Moosmueller is a variation with macadamia nuts (native to Australia) and dukkah, which is also a middle eastern condiment. Tastes beautiful and adds some extra healthy fats.

6. Cherry Oats Squares With Macadamia Nut Icing and Blueberry Sauce

Cherry Oats Squares With Macadamia Nut Icing and Blueberry Sauce [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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The name of the recipe might sound a little long but it’s a very simple yet delicious dessert with lots of health with which you will never go wrong. You simply can’t go wrong with the combination of cherries and oats baked into delicious and delightful squares. You will love Gunjan Dudani‘s Cherry Oats Squares With Macadamia Nut Icing and Blueberry Sauce!

7. Macadamia Mayonnaise

Vegan Macadamia Mayonnaise

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One of the more challenging things about going dairy-free is finding good replacements for old favorites. But with this recipe for raw Macadamia Mayonnaise by Nikki Stokes, you don’t have to go without anymore. It’s creamy, it’s delicious and it’s also super simple to make!

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8. Coconut Creamed Beet Greens with Toasted Buckwheat and Macadamia Nuts

Coconut Creamed Beet Greens

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Coconut Creamed Beet Greens with Toasted Buckwheat and Macadamia Nuts by Viktoria Radichkova  – creamy, nutty, and mildly sweet, this dish is healthy and delicious comfort food.

9. Caramel Macadamia Cookies

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These Caramel Macadamia Cookies by Michele Elizabeth are bakery style chewy good-ness! An absolute favorite packed with caramel and macadamia nuts and vegan of course!

10. Herbed Macadamia Nut Cheese

Herbed Macadamia Nut Cheese [Vegan, Raw, Gluten-Free]

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Macadamia nuts are perfect for plant-based cheesemaking – they’re soft, buttery, they taste mild enough where you can add a bunch of your favorite flavorings! Enjoy this sophisticated Herbed Macadamia Nut Cheese by Taryn Fitz-Gerald with your favorite crackers, as part of a vegan cheese board.

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Reducing your meat intake and eating more plant-based foods is known to help with chronic inflammationheart healthmental wellbeingfitness goalsnutritional needsallergiesgut health, and more! Dairy consumption also has been linked to many health problems, including acnehormonal imbalancecancerprostate cancer and has many side effects.

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